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New Trading Arrangements during COVID-19

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To help stop the spread of COVID-19 our business is temporarily closed from Monday 30 March.

Having said that, the shop is very well stocked and there are still so many ways you can get your supplies –

  • Open by appointment (while government regulations allow it). I live less than 10 minutes from the shop so I am more than happy to meet you at the store.
  • Alternatively, I can deliver to you. For current customers I am offering FREE delivery in the Cairns region between Gordonvale to Palm Cove.
  • Online orders are open 24/7. If you want to pick up in store or utilise my offer of free delivery, click on the “pick up in store” option so you aren’t charged for shipping. I will then be in touch.
  • My online shop has 20% off everything (excluding clearance items that have already been reduced by up to 50%). That’s 20% of your price! Make sure you enter the Coupon Code to apply the discount: cfs20
  • We have lots of products on clearance for up to 50% off (off your price!). Check out the “clearance” category online. I’ll be adding more in the next week.

I want to make it as easy as possible for customers needing any supplies to be able to get them so I will work in with you.

Here are all the different ways you can contact me in the future –

Shop phone diverted: 07 40521868

Kearley’s mobile: 0409534077



Facebook: Cairns Floral Supplies

Instagram: Cairns Floral Supplies

I will stay in touch and keep everyone posted.

Take care!


Dried Flowers on Trend

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When you mention dried flowers most people recall the dusty dead-looking flowers that were popular many decades ago. Well dried flowers have had a makeover and drying and preserving techniques used nowadays is producing a large range of vibrant colours and product choices. The best thing about dried flowers is that they are everlasting which makes them a very cost effective option. Dried flowers are real flowers that have been carefully dried and/or preserved. In a time where large parts of Australia is experiencing tough drought conditions you can still have lovely flowers. They are being used in events, weddings, bouquets and in the home as they are so versatile.

As part of our everlasting range of flowers and to compliment our extensive silk flower range, we now stock dried flowers. The range is constantly changing and evolving due to availability and demand but one thing is for sure, dried flowers are on trend. We think the trend that will be around for some time too. They are available by the stem or small bunch so you can arrange them yourself or if creativity isn’t your thing, we have some pre-made arrangements and bouquets ready to go.

Check out our range here


Silk Bridal Bouquet Sets

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We have created a gorgeous silk wedding bouquet set in popular colours that would be perfect for an elopement or small bridal party. The set has been custom designed exclusively by us therefore its a one-off. One of the benefits of using silk flowers in the wedding bouquets is that they can be made ahead of time and travelling with the flowers is a little easier. No scent means they are allergy free.

Our posy bouquet features quality silk roses, peonies, lisianthus, wax flower, lavender and dusty miller in lavender/pink/white. Stems have been wrapped with cream lace and blush satin ribbon.
Set includes –
Bride bouquet measures approx 25cm across
Bridesmaid bouquet measures approx 20cm across
Groom’s buttonhole, Groomsmen buttonhole

We will continue to add designs to our “bouquet set” range.

Here is our pink/purple/white posy bouquet set…..…/silkbridalbouquetset/

Floral Numbers

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Our silk floral numbers are now available for sale or hire. Each one is custom made to order with LED battery operated lights. Its the perfect addition to the cake table or present table to celebrate a milestone birthday. Numbers available are 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60 but chat to us about creating other numbers. Numbers measure approx 22cm. The floral numbers can be made to your preferred colours.

Link to order or hire online

Floral Foam – Analysis of the Three Brands on the Market

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All floral foam is NOT created equal! The most notable brand in the industry is Oasis Floral Foam. Many people will call any brand of floral foam “Oasis” just because that’s the only brand they know. As our society moves towards more environmental awareness, there is a lot of negative feeling towards the use of floral foam in the industry as the product comes with a MSDS (materials safety data sheet).

Oasis Floral Foam has been in the industry for many years and most florists are familiar with its water retention and gripping ability. There is no doubt that it is a high quality product but with its brand reputation it is also at the top end of the floral foam market with regards to price. Regular Oasis foam is produced in Malaysia.

Premium Floral Foam is a relative newcomer to the Australian market. This foam is made in China (as are many other brands) and anecdotal evidence suggests that it has superior water retention. Florists have commented that it works as well as the Oasis brand. The Premium brand is considerably cheaper than the Oasis brand.

Oasis Maxlife Biodegradable Floral Foam is Oasis’ latest offering with enhanced foam formulation designed for modern landfills. It attracts microbes that break the foam down into methane, CO2 and organic matter. Oasis state that the  foam will biodegrade 100% within 576 days. This is a massive improvement to have a floral foam on the market that is biodegradable but 576 days is a long time, hence there is still a lot of room for improvement. Some florists have found this foam to be a little crumbly and are careful when they choose to use it preferring to avoid it when designing with thick, hard stems. This foam is produced in Korea and is the dearest of all three brands being analysed in this article.


Polls on your preferred floral foam are currently running on Cairns Floral Supplies’ Instagram and Facebook pages. Cast your vote here



How to Win Mum Over this Mother’s Day

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When looking for ideas for Mother’s Day gifts we usually turn to Google for ideas. A quick search and you’ll find the traditional gift of flowers still topping lists in popularity. Here are some tips to make sure you choose the best floral gift for Mum.

Floral arrangements change with the season’s trends and this Mother’s Day you are likely to find bouquets wrapped in hessian, arrangements in containers like gold ceramic and aluminium pots, interesting vase containers and hat boxes. Most floral arrangements are designed to Mum’s favourite colours but if she doesn’t have a favourite, then you can’t go past the pinks and purples tones.

Emerging in popularity are green plants for the home or office.

Ordering flowers from a local florist will ensure the full value of your order is put into the arrangement rather than reduced due to a commission taken by an order gather. Be carefully when googling and take an extra moment to ensure you are buying from a real local florist. Its also great for the local economy!


Silk Arrangements Made Especially for You

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Creating custom arrangements is a personalised service that we provide meaning the arrangement is a one-off creation. We will consult with you to fully understand the brief and budget and create the design to your needs.

Our custom silk arrangements include:

  • Basket Arrangements
  • Box Arrangements
  • Car Bow, Bows for sod turning ceremonies and Bows for building openings
  • Casket Spray
  • Graveside and Tombstone Arrangements
  • Ceramic Arrangements
  • Corsage and buttonhole
  • Gift Wrapping Service
  • Glass Vase Arrangements
  • Wreath Arrangements
  • ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Wreaths
  • Christmas Wreaths
  • Centrepieces for functions, e.g. wedding anniversary, business milestone

Call  (07) 40521 868 to discuss your needs.

Custom Silk Arrangements

Getting Crafty at our Workshops

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We run various fun workshops showing you how to use our products to make stunning designs. Our workshops are hosted in store with limited numbers and cater to all abilities. Some of our popular workshops have been –

  • Christmas Wreath
  • Christmas themed workshops
  • Easter Bunny Wreath
  • Silk Flower Fascinators
  • Silk Orchid Plant Arrangement
  • Terrarium and Succulent Arrangement

We are always coming up with new ideas for Workshops!

Our customers also request workshops which we encourage as its great to know what our customers are interested in creating. We make sure the Workshops are fun providing step-by-step guidance and you will leave with your bespoke handmade creation.

We are about to release our series of Workshops leading up to Christmas. There will be Christmas decorations for the home or office and gifts for a loved one or love yourself and keep it and make another for a loved one. Our Workshop page is constantly being updated.

Christmas Workshops coming soon……..


Product Range Expansion – Millinery Supplies

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Many of our floral supply products are used by various industries and the millinery industry is no exception. In fact, we have expanded our range of millinery supplies due to demand. Want to wear flowers in your hair? Fascinators, flower crowns and flowers on combs complete the look for a special event. We now stock good quality plastic combs, metal combs, alice headbands, wire headbands and the very popular double halo headbands. Other millinery supplies include decorative wire, brim wire, quality sinamay, specially formulated paint, ribbon, bling, flower stamens, silk flowers and leaves. Therefore our customers now have lots of options available to them.

There are many occasions to wear flowers in your hair, e.g. weddings, formals, portrait sittings, hen’s nights, baby showers, horse racing events, etc. Fashionistas embrace all the horse racing events and there is a big demand for creating fascinators to match the rest of the outfit. Whether you are a professional milliner (and there are many in our region) or enjoy being creative we have lots of supplies that will help you make the perfect fascinator that will turn heads.

Shop our range here


No Maintenance Silk Hire Arrangements for Businesses

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We have a range of silk arrangements available for hire by businesses. The arrangements have been created exclusively by us and will be changed monthly with a new design. Delivery of the arrangements to your business is free (Cairns area). Our arrangements require no maintenance, no water therefore you have no mess. By using silk flowers there is no scent meaning they are allergy free. We want the hire service to be easy and convenient for our customers so there are no lock-in contracts and with pricing commencing at $35 per month they are an affordable alternative.

We have three collections – Australiana Collection (tropical and native silk arrangements), Plantation Collection (fresh crisp white and green silk arrangements) and Contemporary Collection (modern design silk arrangements). All collections are available in three sizes – small, medium and large – Small (accent for reception, boardroom table, placed next to register and smaller office areas); Medium (suitable for private meeting offices, side tables and meeting rooms); Large (perfect for corporate reception areas and places with plenty of room to stand on their own!).

Our quality everlasting silk floral designs have been skillfully arranged using superior flowers and greenery.

Call us today 07 40521868 to book your service.